Dec 14, 2008

I'm back...

Whew...it feels like forever since I have actually written anything on this blog. Update on the grandpa situation, he is fine. Well, at least his heart is okay for now. The hospital stay allowed him to have all of the fluid drained that had accumulated around his heart and it gave his family some time to try and figure out a better living situation. He was in the hospital for five days and his wife never once came to visit, not a phone call...nothing. She took a break from him and from their marriage vows. My grandpa told me that he never wanted to marry somebody who yelled at him or was mean and/or cruel. He acknowledges that his current marriage has yelling, mean and cruel behavior dished out toward him daily. But he also explains that he didn't leave earlier and now this is his destiny. I am hopeful that my dad and his siblings are going to intervene soon and help create a better living environment for what ever time is left...6 months or 6 years!

Other news...it is colder than polar bear poop! I don't really know what that means, but today it was actually 2 degrees outside. Three days it was in the low 60's and today it's 2! The high this week is suppose to be 30 degrees and I am really looking forward to warmer days. Ugh! I still am not done shopping for Christmas gifts but also not feeling that stressed out about it either.

Lastly, I was thinking that it's been some time since I posted anything about Fred. He has grown so much since the last post. This is his first Christmas and so far the tree has remained upright. I can't say that the tree skirt has fared as well...he has such a love/hate relationship with the skirt. I often wake up in the morning with Fred on one side and the tree skirt lying on top of me. In fact, Fred has learned how to play fetch and it's a fun activity for both us. The only problem with this new trick is that he brings everything to bed with him so we can play at any time day or night. Every morning I get out of bed and have to take a couple of toys out of sheets before making the bed!

He is so different from Chester and yet I love him just as much. Chester was the sweetest boy ever and my heart still longs for his company. But Fred touches a different part of my heart in his own special way. He isn't much of a snuggler during the day...but at night time watch out! He loves to play, bite, play, eat and play some more. He loves water and getting into the shower. He is such a tease to my mom and makes her work very hard for some lovin! He has a strange bond with my dad and would be so happy if it were only the two of them for life. He loves kisses on the lips every day and sleeps with his stuffed animal which is a snake (Wilma). And he makes me laugh every single day!

11 comments:

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

I am really sorry for your grandfather. To have an awful wife like he has now is just really sad and I hope his family can get him away from her and into a better living situation.

WendyB said...

So sorry about your grandfather. On the bright side, Fred sounds like a total character. LOL @ his relationship with the tree skirt.

R said...

Sorry about your grandfather :( You know if you need to vent, I'm here. I can't wait to meet Fred one day, he is such a cutie pie. Hope you are staying warm out there :)

AJ's mommy said...

Fred is cute!

Sorry to hear about your grandfather's situation.

Suze said...

Oh Fred has grown so much!!!!

PinkPiddyPaws said...

Glad to "see" you darlin! Fred is ADORABLE!!!

Ummm....polar bear poop is cold? really? man, that must suck for the poor polar bear. ha.ha! Okay, I'll stop complaining about my 45 degrees. :)

us 2 said...

welcome back........fred is so cute....

Caroline said...

I am so sorry about your Grandpa, but it sounds like he has a wonderful family that is looking out for him.

Fred is too cute for words. I love his color and the stripes.

Stacie said...

wow, I am glad that your grandpa is feeling better, I hope and pray that he moves away from that woman!

MY heart goes out to him and your family!

Keeper Of All Things said...

My cat has the same markings.
Only fatter!!!!!

Whiskeymarie said...

How you resist posting pictures/stories about such a cute kitty on a daily basis is beyond me.

Fred!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is all.